When life is hard it can help to talk in confidence to someone supportive and non-judgemental, someone who is independent and outside the situation, and who can offer a different perspective. Counselling can help to make a way forward seem easier, a way that you may not have thought about before.
I know it can be very hard deciding to see a counsellor, but exploring together what is troubling you, in a warm and secure space, can make all the difference. I can also offer telephone and online counselling. I am a Senior Accredited Member of the BACP. I use different approaches to suit each person's needs. I have particular experience working with anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.
Life changes can bring stresses to any relationship, often resulting in arguments, communication difficulties, an affair, or general dissatisfaction. It can be helpful to involve me, a third party, to help you gain insight into your relationship, resolve conflict, and improve relationship satisfaction. I aim to do this alongside you, in a caring, supportive and non-judgmental way.
The aim of family therapy is to find ways for family members to help each other by members communicating better with each other. We talk together about important family beliefs and who else is involved with the family. The whole family, including children, are usually seen together, in a confidential and non-judgemental way, and I encourage everyone who comes to have their say and to share their feelings, if they wish.
Usually, our initial contract will run for six weeks, and then we will review the counselling process together, and decide about further sessions, aiming to meet on a weekly basis at a regular time.
I welcome adults, couples and families to a comfortable private room in West Molesey. I also offer telephone and online counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA(Hons) PGCE
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
- Registered Member BACP (Snr Accred)
- Post Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Diploma in Integrative Supervision
- Relate Certificate in Relational Counselling (Registration No: 12519)
- BUPA provider number 30046998
- Family Therapy Certificate (King's College, London)
- Honorary member Family Therapy CNWL NHS Foundation Trust
I have worked with adults since 2004, and have been a school counsellor since 2005. I also worked as the Clinical Services Manager for a large counselling charity based in Walton on Thames for many years. I hold an honorary contract with an NHS Foundation Trust in the Family Therapy department.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couples and Families
Our initial contract will run for six weeks, and then we will review the counselling process together, and decide about further sessions. Normally we will meet on a weekly basis at a regular time.
My fees are:
- £60 per counselling session (50 minutes)
- £90 per couples session (60 minutes)
- £110 per family therapy session (60 minutes)
Daytime and evening availability.
My practice is in West Molesey, the nearest station is Hampton Court and the 411/461 buses stop nearby. Parking is available.